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as the chief of police for seattle washington where he left crime at its lowest point in 40 years. [applause] >> good morning. thank you very much for being here. this is a wonderful opportunity for me to associate again on this month -- monitoring the future report. in the -- the assistant secretary of health could not be a stronger partner and the responsibility we have as adults for young people are particularly important. i am looking forward to hearing from you. it is always a great pleasure to be with dr. johnson who has given us the information that helps so much in that not only making policy but also the information needed to improve the nation's health, in particular the health of young people. there are a couple of important things i really took from this report. to put it a little bit into context, remembered this is a snapshot of the prior year. i think it is helpful to think about where we have been in the drug abuse and feel for the past number of decades. actually, over the past three decades. as we craft policy, it is helpful to take a look at that. we have made huge strides
through. jason is on our line from -- for republicans calling from seattle, washington. caller: thank you for taking my call. ms. summers, you exhibit the knowledge that is rarely seen on the "washington journal" about things of this nature. one senators set to another senator, we should just go over the -- 1 senator said to another senator, we should just go over the cliff. i do not know if people would be happy if they paid attention to her little conference. i appreciate your knowledge of sequestration. guest: thank you so much for your call. i actually spoke to senator patty murray. she said, let's just go over the cliff and see what happens. we have been calling them the cliff jumpers. she said to me, if there is not some kind of fix -- see is optimistic there would be one -- that would be detrimental for washington and outside of the seattle area. that is a concern i am hearing from her and other representatives from the states of washington. despite the rhetoric that sometimes goes on on capitol hill, that is something she is concerned about. she recognizes how important that is. t
-- for republicans calling from seattle, washington. caller: thank you for taking my call. ms. summers, you exhibit the knowledge that is rarely seen on the "washington journal" about things of this nature. one senators set to another senator, we should just go over the -- 1 senator said to another senator, we should just go over the cliff. i do not know if people would be happy if they paid attention to her little conference. i appreciate your knowledge of sequestration. guest: thank you so much for your call. i actually spoke to senator patty murray. she said, let's just go over the cliff and see what happens. we have been calling them the cliff jumpers. she said to me, if there is not some kind of fix -- see is optimistic there would be one -- that would be detrimental for washington and outside of the seattle area. that is a concern i am hearing from her and other representatives from the states of washington. despite the rhetoric that sometimes goes on on capitol hill, that is something she is concerned about. she recognizes how important that is. that is what i got out of my conversation with
watching football and drinking budweiser. host: sarah, democratic caller, seattle, washington, you are next. caller: hello? host: you are on the air. good morning. caller: i know a lot of people is talking about the 1%. i do not think a lot of americans notice that. i used to work for that 1%. they pay you $60 per week, they pay out the difference and give you cash so that they do not have to pay taxes. people shopping at bloomingdale's and all of these stores, they buy it before it hits the rack. the way that they perceive us is as dweebs. they do not like us and never have liked us. you think we are talking about the 74%? the 37%? they do not understand that we work hard. americans are the hardest working people. we have to jobs, three jobs, many of us are going back to school. we are not sitting around doing nothing. host: this prediction from facebook. these comments, democrats -- host: from bragg on facebook -- host: let me give you some other headlines as we continue this discussion this morning about the fiscal cliff. this is from "the washington post." "egyptian opposition confused
. host: alan from seattle washington, republican line -- caller: i'm not going to miss the joe walsh, the republican from illinois. because he called the president a liar. host: ok, we will leave it there. those are some of the people who will be missed and not missed. we have a few more minutes before we wrap up our program today. another program comes to you live tomorrow. columbia, south carolina, caller: hello, there. i write -- i like seeing jim dementing going. he is the poorest excuse for a senator i have seen in my lifetime. he did nothing to try to achieve consensus amongst his peers. he did nothing for his constituents here in south carolina. he will be in good company at the heritage fund. host: what you think of him going to the heritage foundation? caller: he will not be worth much. i'm sorry to see dennis kucinich leaving. he was a treasure to have. as a mayor and representative for the city of cleveland. host: chesapeake, va., independent line. you are the last call. caller: i miss ronald reagan and before that, george washington and thomas jefferson. host: anybody thi
than new york. los angeles, their minimum wage is $8, i think. i've lived in both states. seattle, these big expensive cities have the lowest minimum wage. you go to other states where living expenses are a little lower and they have a minimum wage, so i think congress needs to move minimum wage a little higher. it is a comparison between living expenses and that states minimum-wage is completely ridiculous. host: brian in connecticut, republican caller. caller: good morning. i guess my feeling on this is i don't think there's any place for the federal government to mandate to private businesses to increase the minimum wage. i think that, along with the added cost of the new taxes with obamacare, companies are already having to and did older books around. they are already cutting hours to get people under 30 hours. it does not add anything, if anything -- i don't think minimum-wage was never supposed to be -- the idea of getting your first job at minimum wage, you were supposed to get that and then move on to a better job. by raising the minimum wage, the federal government's idea
you feel hopeless? >> i don't know why, i mean, i should have moved back to seattle, washington to my family. it never entered my mind. i was 29 years old. i had the cutest kids on earth. here's a side story, men would say they like me. i was pretty. you have three children? where do they live? i would say they live with me, you jerk. where do you think they live, they are my children. no, i was always an activist. i was always an activist, always a leader. it never entered my mind that we weren't going to get through this. but i was educated. i had good job skills. i was articulate and you know i had a lot of spine. i wasn't afraid for asking what was due. i was outspoken, that is a better word to say. i was healthy and my children were healthy. a lot of welfare recipients they aren't any of that. i would say to my friends i don't know how these other women do this that don't have the advantages that i have? they would look at me like what do you care about these other women you are struggling. i cared. that's what i brought with me. i was an executive at an electronics company and o
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